Word of the Day – Oct. 21 – Nocebo

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Dee Dee - Word of the Day

Dee Dee – Word of the Day

Noun: Nocebo  (noh-SEE-boh)

Definition: A harmless substance that when taken by a patient is associated with harmful effects due to negative expectations or the psychological condition of the patient.

Example sentence: A nocebo can induce itch or pain in research subjects who believe that these will be the expected results.

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